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Philippine: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Strategic Response Plan


Goal: Communities and local governments recover from the disaster, build back safer, and avoid relapses while strengthening resilience. The Strategic Response Plan is designed to support the Government of the Philippines’ response to the immediate humanitarian needs of the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), and complements the Government’s Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda.

Strategic objectives

1. Typhoon-affected people meet their immediate food needs, avoid nutritional deterioration and build food security in ways that are sustained through stimulation of markets and production and access to life-saving community-based nutrition services.

2. Families with destroyed or damaged homes, including the displaced population, attain protective and sustainable shelter solutions.

3. Women and men whose livelihoods or employment have been lost or severely impaired regain self-sufficiency, primarily with the restoration of local economies, agriculture and fisheries.

4. Prevent increases in mortality and morbidity and the outbreak of communicable diseases through immediate access to basic water, sanitation, hygiene, and health services.

5. Affected people quickly regain access to community and local government services, including basic education and a strengthened protective environment. 

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
27 Dec 2013
Document type: 
Strategic Response Plan
Field coordination
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Coordination hub(s): 
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013